Please note that school is only open for those children of essential workers and vulnerable pupils. The Home Learning menu is being updated on a daily basis…see the individual pages for more information. Please see post below for a NEW MESSAGE FROM DR JONES – 28TH MAY 2020

Fun for the Family!

This page includes some ideas and events that are coming up that might be fun for all of the family! Any of the resources below that use social media should be supervised by an adult.

Nature Activities

The Woodland Trust has come up with activities for families in their homes and gardens.

San Diego Zoo Cams & Activities

Click the penguin below for zoo cams, and click the tiger picture to take you to some other activities that the children will really enjoy … (this picture is a screenshot from the live camera feed!)

PawPrint Family – PawPrint Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors.

SpaceX and NASA Launch – TONIGHT

It’s the first time Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to work with NASA to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. 

“Skywatchers in the UK should be able to see the International Space Station and the Crew Dragon capsule pass over the United Kingdom later.

The space station will pass over first, at around the time of launch. Then, the Crew Dragon, carrying Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, will fly past around 15 minutes after lift-off (roughly 21:48 BST).

It’s a unique and historic opportunity to see them both before the rendezvous with the ISS some 24 hours later. Check out the links below:

👉🏻Live Coverage:
👉🏻BBC News:
👉🏻CBBC Newsround:
👉🏻NASA TV Schedule:

Theo Cooks

Live cookalongs with Theo Michaels on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Book Trust – Fun Activities

Enjoy storytime with the Book True free online books and videos. Play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in their book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Colouring Books

Downloadable free colouring books from 113 different museums.

Creative Bug

This website offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print and more!


For games, videos and lots of activities, look no further than the LEGO website. There are links to all of your favourite LEGO themes as well!

Cooking with Kids – Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has provided a range of different recipes to try through his YouTube Channel – click here for more information!

Artful Parent

This site provides creative activities to do with your children at home.

Adventures at Home – Girlguiding

Activities for all ages created by Girlguiding!

BBC Sounds

More than 100 short stories are available to listen to for free! Click on the link below to find out more!

Virtual Tour of the Egyptian Pyramids

Click on this link to discover some virtual activities related to the pyramids of Egypt! – weblink

This site has a variety of games that the family might enjoy!

World of Dinosaurs: LIVE

It is World Dinosaur Day this Friday 15th May! Take a tour around World of Dinosaurs at Paradise Wildlife Park at 4pm!

Ideas to keep you busy at home!

There is a wide variety of ideas included here that may be helpful in supporting the learning of children at home.

Draw or paint a picture of your hero – COMPETITION!

Click below to find out more, and be sure to share any of your creations with Mr Parkinson!

Bird Spotter’s Guide & Wildlife Recording Sheet

Chester Zoo have provided two brilliant resources to help you identify any little visitors to your garden and the wildlife around you! Click the link below to find out more!

Identify Nature

Have you found a strange bug or a new plant in your garden, or stumbled across an intriguing animal bone or fossil while out on a country walk? Let us help you find out more about it.

You can use these downloadable guides and mobile apps to identify UK plants and animals and learn more about them.

What dinosaur are you?

Gentle giant or fierce meat-eater: which dinosaur shared your habits? Answer these questions to find out.

Craft Activities

Baker Ross have a wide variety of different craft ideas for the whole family!

Space – various exciting events!

There are various events coming up that you may enjoy! Take a look at the links below for more information on those that may like to witness!

May 2020 Supermoon:

What’s up video May 2020 Skywatching tips from Nasa:

Earth’s Moon:

The Wildlife Trusts – 30 Days Wild!

This June, join thousands of people taking part in their annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! They want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

New Live lion Webcam at Edinburgh Zoo

Check out this link to see the new lion live animal webcam!

Playmobil Website

Playmobil continue to add lots of fun activities to their website! This week they have added Family Fun Crafts!

Paignton Zoo Live Animal Webcams

Check out this link to see some live animal webcams! Also see their Education and Clubs section for some ideas of activities for home!

Design a new soft toy for John Lewis Partnership

Waitrose and John Lewis have launched this competition to design the bear which will be available for purchase in the shops this Christmas!

Marwell – new WebCams!

Marwell have now added an aquarium and penguin camera to accompany the flamingos! Click the link below to take you there!

Let’s Go Live – Shadow Theatre

Some of you may have seen this on the show, but here are the instructions on how to make the shadow theatre that Maddie and Greg used when discussing light and how it travels! Many thanks to the Life Science Centre for all of their help too.

The Midnight Gang

Chichester Festival Theatre are going to stream their stage version of David Williams’ The Midnight Gang from 30th April. They will also be showing Beauty and the beast from 21st May too! Click on the image below for more details and to take you to their website.

Fun activity for all ages!

This activity would be great for younger children but some of the older children like to complete this and share it with their friends!

Creative Book Covers!

What is your favourite book to read? Have you ever wished you could be on the front cover as the main character? Why not have a go at recreating a front cover, editing it with YOU as the main character? There is a pet example below, but you could use an image that you merge with a trimmed image of you! Email your results to Mr Parkinson and we can create a collage of your creations!

Draw with Rob

Every Tuesday and Thursday, at 10am, Rob Biddulph will be uploading new videos for children to have a go at! He creates various designs and is encouraging people to share their work!

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

This link takes you to the “Learning from Home” section of the RZSS website. There are lots of activities for a various ages so pick and choose activities that suit the household…


The homelessness organisation, Turning Tides, have provided some Easter resources on their website. Take part in the Easter Competition and you could win a GIANT EASTER EGG! Click their logo below to find out more!

The Natural History Museum – Family Festival: Dinosaurs

The Natural History Museum are providing lots of different activities for the children to have a go at. Click on the logo to find out more!

The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trust will publish a new video at 10am every Wednesday! Identifying bird song, fun crafts, wildlife gardening & lots more! Click on their logo to find out more.

Creativity in the Kitchen!

Check out The Super Yummy Kitchen for some simple ideas for you to try out in the kitchen!

Be Creative!

Lots of posts that have a variety of different ideas to have a go at various activities!

Playmobil Website

Playmobil have uploaded a wide range of resources to their website. There is a variety of ‘mini-films’ as well as printable resources and online games!

Tumble Tots Live

We know that you and your little ones will be missing classes so every day at 10am Tumble Tots will be streaming classes LIVE on Facebook. Anyone can watch and join in with our home-based action songs and exercises to help children stay active, happy and entertained! If you miss the LIVE videos, we will also be uploading them to the following channels:

NASA Website

NASA have opened the majority of their website where the children can explore different missions, find out fun facts and complete some fun online activities!

Orchard Toys

This website offers a variety of different activities for a range of different ages!

Joe Wicks – PE Lesson

Each morning, for as long as schools are closed, Joe Wicks (also known as “The Body Coach” ) will be taking a 30 minute PE lesson live at 9am on Youtube. Below is a link to his first lesson from Monday 23rd March.

Let’s Go Live with Maddie & Greg

Each morning Maddie Moate (from CBeebies) and Greg Foot will be hosting a live show based on various topics. Week 1: Garden Week; Week 2: Brilliant Bodies week! Catch up with all of the episodes by clicking the image below.

Attached to each YouTube video are the resources that Maddie & Greg have used in each episode!

Little Radio

There is a new FREE to listen, not-for-profit radio station for pre-schoolers…
‘Little Radio’ plays the best nursery rhymes and children’s songs along with classical, pop, folk, Latin…all music that is truly sensational, appropriate and joyful.  

In these difficult times they’re offering a happy, safe space and a break from screens.

The on air talent includes CBeebies friends such as Chris Jarvis, Pui Fan Lee, Cat Sandion and Katy Ashworth, as well as stars from other channels including Bernard Cribbins, Naomi Wilkinson and David Wood. There are no commercials and all our contributors, on and off air, give their time and resources for free. 

Four bedtime stories are broadcast every hour from 6.30pm until 9.30pm along with relaxing positive music that continues through the night until breakfast at 5.00am.

The station can be heard via an app that is completely free, just search “little radio” in your app store.  It can also be accessed on line, via smart speakers and via Radioplayer.

On Twitter at @LittleRadioUK 

Some great ideas from Pobble!